Hiya everyone! Today I’ll be hosting a blog tour stop for Raquel Vasquez Gilliland’s book How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe. Stay tuned for a journal spread, and the top five reasons as to why you should read this book. Enjoy!
Title and Author: How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliand
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Publishing Date: August 10, 2021
The Hating Game meets I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter in this irresistible romance starring a Mexican American teen who discovers love and profound truths about the universe when she spends her summer on a road trip across the country.
When her twin sister reaches social media stardom, Moon Fuentez accepts her fate as the ugly, unwanted sister hidden in the background, destined to be nothing more than her sister’s camerawoman. But this summer, Moon also takes a job as the “merch girl” on a tour bus full of beautiful influencers and her fate begins to shift in the best way possible.
Most notable is her bunkmate and new nemesis, Santiago Phillips, who is grumpy, combative, and also the hottest guy Moon has ever seen.
Moon is certain she hates Santiago and that he hates her back. But as chance and destiny (and maybe, probably, close proximity) bring the two of them in each other’s perpetual paths, Moon starts to wonder if that’s really true. She even starts to question her destiny as the unnoticed, unloved wallflower she always thought she was.
Could this summer change Moon’s life as she knows it?
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Top 5 Reasons to Read This Book
1. The Focus on Self-Love
I absolutely adored how real this books was! It was focused on a number of important topics, my favorite being the talk of loving oneself. It’s done in such a raw and beautiful way.
2. The Witty Banter
The witty banter between Moon and Santiago was hilarious! If you love enemies-to-lovers, than I highly recommend this book.
3. Twins Sisters!
As a twin myself, I was elated to discover that Moon is twins with her sister Star.
4. The Family Dynamic
Moon and Star’s mother treats the two differently. She dotes on how amazing Star is, but completely neglects Moon. The talk about how families aren’t perfect was refreshing to see, especially in YA!
5. The Stunning Cover
How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe has one of the most beautiful covers I’ve ever seen. I absolutely adore the way purple hues, plants, and moons were used to create such a beautiful cover!
My Journal Spread
Here is my journal spread! I apologize for the bad image quality. 😅 Nevertheless, I still hope you like it!
About The Author
Raquel Vasquez Gilliland is a Mexican American poet, novelist and painter. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 2017. She’s most inspired by fog and seeds and the lineages of all things. When not writing, Raquel tells stories to her plants and they tell her stories back. She lives in Tennessee with her beloved family and mountains.
Thank you so much for reading this tour stop post, I hope you enjoyed! Have a amazing day!